Prisoner suspected of rape attempt

A PRISONER on day release from a Suffolk jail has been arrested and questioned in connection with the alleged attempted rape of a teenager.The middle-aged man, who police have not named, is an inmate at Hollesley Bay Open Prison, near Woodbridge.

A PRISONER on day release from a Suffolk jail has been arrested and questioned in connection with the alleged attempted rape of a teenager.

The middle-aged man, who police have not named, is an inmate at Hollesley Bay Open Prison, near Woodbridge.

He was arrested on Monday after an allegation of attempted rape from a 16-year-old girl.

The incident – the location of which has not been revealed – happened while the prisoner was believed to be on a day release.


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He has been bailed to return to Felixstowe Police Station on December 6.

A spokesperson for Suffolk police said: "We have arrested a man after receiving an allegation of attempted rape from a 16-year-old girl."

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No further details of the alleged incident could be released.

A spokesman for the Prison Service added: "We can confirm police have arrested a prisoner from HMP Hollesley Bay following an allegation from a member of the public."

He said the Prison Service would decide if any further action needed to be taken after police concluded their investigation, but declined to comment further.

Hollesley Bay was bought by the Prison Commission in 1938 to train young offenders in the Borstal system.

In 1988 it became a Young Offenders Institute and worked in partnership with neighbouring facility Warren Hill, to accommodate Category C young offenders.

In April 2002, though retaining some shared services, Hollesley Bay and Warren Hill became separate establishments, with the open complex retaining the name Hollesley Bay.

It is currently a Category D 'open' prison, providing different regimes for prisoners, including those on a life sentence at the end of their custodial time who do not pose a risk to the public and are unlikely to try to escape.

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